Tel: (623) 322-2001

17835 N 44th Street,  Phoenix, AZ 85032 US

Workshops ($10 per hour workshop, per student)


Solar System and Beyond (Pre-K - 2nd)  

Students learn about each of the planets in the solar system using our 4 billion to 1 scale solar system. They learn about light and energy and how scientists identify the different gasses from our Sun and other stars.

NEO Landing (3rd - 5th Grade)

NASA is entering a new era of human space exploration.  By 2025, NASA scientists plan to send an astronaut to a Near-Earth Object (NEO) as a springboard to future Mars missions.  A NEO voyage will take three to six months and cover five million miles.  Today's students who learn how to live and work on these extended NEO journeys are the space travelers of tomorrow.  Excite your students about the possibilities of space exploration with this program designed in accordance with Arizona's 3rd through 5th grade standards.  A Challenger Space Center Flight Director leads your students through a two-hour workshop featuring hands-on activity stations, a guided team building activity and a demonstration exploring the properties of light.

Scrubber (6th - 8th Grade)

Experience the tension of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission as your students take on the roles of Mission Control engineers, trying to figure out how to clean the air in the capsule before the astronauts suffocate. Student teams research, design and build model air scrubber filter units using only the few materials available to the astronauts. They then test their designs on a mock-up of the air circulation unit from the Apollo spacecraft.

All Ages ($10 per hour)

11:00am-12:00pm: Exploratorium & Museum semi-guided tour

Students will receive a 60-minute guided tour of the Challenger facility and learn about the history of the space program, and get to hold a meteorite.

12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch break (please bring lunch from home as only beverages and snacks are sold on campus)

12:30-1:30 Planetarium Show

Students will see a full-dome planetarium 20-30 minute show, and have time to ask questions of our flight directors as they witness the stars and planets in an entirely immersive way.

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